Lakers show how fast breaks keep them ahead when defense breaks down

Los Angeles Times
Lakers show how fast breaks keep them ahead when defense breaks down
Lakers show how fast breaks keep them ahead when defense breaks down

In their Tuesday night win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers got a glimpse of how terrifying their offense can be for opponents. One statistic showed that clearly — fast-break points. The Lakers scored 30 points off fast breaks, which is nearly twice their average this season. “When we play fast we're tough to beat,” Anthony Davis said. “We're able to score a lot of points but obviously we can't do that if we don't get stops. We try to harp on defense, get stops and run, and for a team like [the Thunder] who like a slow-paced game … if we get out and run, we play our style of pace, our style of game, it's tougher for them.” Tuesday's game was one in which the Lakers deviated from what

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